For reference I have
~> cat ~/.config/kcmfonts [General] forceFontDPI=144 forceFontDPIWayland=120
No need to force settings:
karl@erlangen:~> grep -r kcmfonts .config/ .config/startupconfig:# **kcmfonts** General forceFontDPI 0 .config/startupconfig:**kcmfonts**_general_forcefontdpi=0 .config/startupconfigfiles:**kcmfonts** General forceFontDPI 0 .config/startupconfigfiles:!/home/karl/.config/**kcmfonts** .config/startupconfigfiles:!/etc/xdg/**kcmfonts** .config/startupconfigfiles:!/home/karl/.local/share/config/**kcmfonts** .config/startupconfigfiles:!/home/karl/.local/share/flatpak/exports/share/config/**kcmfonts** .config/startupconfigfiles:!/var/lib/flatpak/exports/share/config/**kcmfonts** .config/startupconfigfiles:!/usr/local/share/config/**kcmfonts** .config/startupconfigfiles:!/usr/share/config/**kcmfonts** .config/startupconfigkeys:**kcmfonts** General forceFontDPI 0 karl@erlangen:~>
That all depends on your situation. You do what works for you. In my case I DID find it desirable!
Would you mind telling why?
I connect to a particualr monitor in my work place that would otherwise produce a font size that was too small. I have experimented with scaling but that resulted in a soft (blurry) desktop. The OP may have their own preferences, so I don’t wish to expand on this here.
Thank you for clarifying.
Nope. I am referring to the default configuration, which works for everybody as confirmed by the original poster’s post #16:
I created a new user to check the behavior and everything works as expected. The resolution got saved, all the apps retain the scale and everything works even after reboot.
And I was challenging your comment made in post #23. This has nothing to do with the comments made by the OP in post #16. But best not to pollute this thread further with your side tracking.
Me again, well if I’ve been lost for a while, it’s because I’ve been trying to do the things I’ve been told. It turns out that the dpi is not fixed for me in any way. It seems to me that there is something strange with my username: “jfespinal” because I deleted that user and all his files from the other account “sample” and then created one with the same name “jfespinal” and everything came new but the dpi does not work for me as in the other account “sample”. When I restart the PC the dpi goes back to 100% and both account have the same settings.
The ‘jfespinal’ account does not keep dpi after restart
The ‘sample’ account does keep dpi after restart
Home directory is deleted completely and created again with defaults!
That lack of change could be due to the IDs associated with the account, not the alpha characters making up the account name. If the original was the first created, it was probably UID 1000, GID 100. If you deleted the 1000:100 user and all associated files, it freed up the use of UID again as the first/next available for creating a new user, so when you recreated jfespinal, it got the same pair back.
Just an idea: Maybe we should look in /etc/group for a clue. What groups does your jfespinal user belong to in that file?
It’s username:username these days… eg for default first user - UID 1000 GID 1000
The old user ID was 1000 but now is 1002
This is the /etc/group file
root:x:0: shadow:x:15:vnc trusted:x:42: users:x:100: avahi:x:499: lock:x:498: systemd-journal:x:497: systemd-network:x:496: systemd-resolve:x:495: systemd-timesync:x:494: systemd-coredump:x:493: kmem:x:492: tty:x:5: utmp:x:491: audio:x:490:pulse cdrom:x:489: dialout:x:488: disk:x:487: input:x:486: lp:x:485: render:x:484: sgx:x:483: tape:x:482: video:x:481: messagebus:x:480: polkitd:x:479: rtkit:x:478: scard:x:477: kvm:x:36: wsdd:x:476: tss:x:98: tftp:x:475:dnsmasq srvGeoClue:x:474: pulse-access:x:473: pulse:x:472: nogroup:x:65533: nobody:x:65534: man:x:62: mail:x:471:postfix flatpak:x:470: daemon:x:2: wheel:x:469: audit:x:468: rpc:x:467: nscd:x:466: dnsmasq:x:465: postfix:x:51: maildrop:x:59:postfix bin:x:1:daemon statd:x:464: sshd:x:463: ntadmin:x:71: winbind:x:462: nm-openvpn:x:461: nm-openconnect:x:460: sddm:x:459: vnc:x:458: adsklic:x:457: mysql:x:60: usbmux:x:456: sample:!:1001: jfespinal:!:1002:
How did you delete the original /home/jfespinal directory.
Did you create a new /home other than the old /home directory for your new user.
1002 anywhere else but where it is might have been a clue, but as that didn’t happen, no clues noted.
Identifying the configuration files causing the “strange” behavior of user “jfespinal” can be daunting. You may consider using “sample”. You can move your data to the new account. You can rename “sample” to “jfespinal”.
Yep, this will probably work.
Hello, The user deleted it through system settings and when it asked if I wanted to keep the files I said no and it deleted the “/home/jfespinal” folder.
I was trying to change the username but it won’t allow me to change the username through system settings. Is there a command that can be executed in the terminal that allows me to do that?
Hi follow this the link it might help you.
Hello, This is very funny, I was able to change the name of the sample user and also change the name of the home folder to jfespinal through yast but when I restart the pc the dpi settings are reset